Scope and Contents: The Bi-State Development Agency Records contain agency files from 1949-1975. This collection deals with public transportation policy and development and includes documents describing the history of Bi-State Development Agency, legislative, financial, planning and proposed development, and administrative files. Newspaper clippings regarding public transportation and Bi-State are also included. Within Col. R.E. Smyser’s personal files are committee minutes, Smyser’s daily journals, various speeches, notes, transit data, and various reports (including accountants’ reports and reports on transit studies).